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authorThomas Gleixner <>2015-05-26 22:50:26 +0000
committerThomas Gleixner <>2015-06-19 15:18:27 +0200
commit1bd04bf6f68d65f5422b2b85c495d65d49587a54 (patch)
tree3793d20caa706178973d53c4aa75599480ed9051 /kernel/time/timer.c
parent3bb475a3446facd0425d3f2fe7e85bf03c5c6c05 (diff)
timer: Remove FIFO "guarantee"
The FIFO guarantee is only there if two timers are queued into the same bucket at the same jiffie on the same cpu: - The slack value depends on the delta between expiry and enqueue time, so the resulting expiry time can be different for timers which are queued in different jiffies. - Timers which are queued into the secondary array end up after a later queued timer which was queued into the primary array due to cascading. - Timers can end up on different cpus due to the NOHZ target moving around. Obviously there is no guarantee of expiry ordering between cpus. So anything which relies on FIFO behaviour of the timer wheel is broken already. This is a preparatory patch for converting the timer wheel to hlist which reduces the memory foot print of the wheel by 50%. It's a seperate patch so any (unlikely to happen) regression caused by this can be identified clearly. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <> Reviewed-by: Viresh Kumar <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Paul McKenney <> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Eric Dumazet <> Cc: John Stultz <> Cc: Joonwoo Park <> Cc: Wenbo Wang <> Cc: George Spelvin <> Link: Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/time/timer.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/time/timer.c b/kernel/time/timer.c
index d5e017970ac7..e212df24ad3f 100644
--- a/kernel/time/timer.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timer.c
@@ -389,10 +389,8 @@ __internal_add_timer(struct tvec_base *base, struct timer_list *timer)
i = (expires >> (TVR_BITS + 3 * TVN_BITS)) & TVN_MASK;
vec = base->tv5.vec + i;
- /*
- * Timers are FIFO:
- */
- list_add_tail(&timer->entry, vec);
+ list_add(&timer->entry, vec);
static void internal_add_timer(struct tvec_base *base, struct timer_list *timer)